The U.S. Senate voted against repealing ObamaCare this afternoon, choosing to embrace what 26 states, the federal court system, the U.S. House of Representatives and the American people have resoundingly rejected. The Senate did vote to repeal one onerous but relatively small portion of ObamaCare–the costly 1099 reporting requirement on business–but 17 Democrats still couldn’t find it in themselves to reject even this.
Less than a day after federal Judge Roger Vinson’s sweeping ruling striking down the entirety of ObamaCare as unconstitutional, the federal government has announced its intentions to move ahead with implementation of the law anyway. “We’re about to find out if the rule of law will prevail, or the rule of Obama,” said Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson.
Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr., Founder and President of STAND – Staying True to America’s National Destiny is accusing homosexual activists of anti-Christian bigotry and hatred. Recently, homosexuals have attacked Chik-Fil-A for supporting pro-family groups and events. They are calling for boycotts, banning the business from college campuses and labeling the owner and business as anti-gay. Some have ridiculed the business, calling it “Jesus Chicken.”
Three famous personalities discussed school choice in a recent public meeting at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie, Illinois. Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert, national radio show host Michael Medved, and political consultant and author Dick Morris discussed school choice and its benefits and answered questions from the audience.
Things are getting busy at the South Dakota Capitol, and the old saying still proves true. “No one’s life, liberty or property is safe while the Legislature is in session”. Currently, there are nine different bills before the Legislature to raise taxes. Everything from increased vehicle fees to so-called “temporary” sales tax hikes. Your contact with your legislators is needed to stop these tax increases.
Here is some food for thought: The amount of grain needed to fill the tank of an SUV with ethanol just once can feed one person for an entire year. Another hard-hitting fact: The 107 million tons of grain that went to U.S. ethanol distilleries in 2009 was enough to feed 330 million people for one year at average world consumption levels, as stated in an article on Food Freedom’s website. Still think the federal government’s mandate of ethanol in vehicles is a good idea?
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to offer a Repeal Obamacare amendment to the FAA reauthorization bill today! Now is the time to contact your two senators and urge the repeal of ObamaCare in the Senate, like the House did just a few weeks ago. Now is the time to put pressure on moderate Democrats to repeal Obama’s government takeover of health care.
HB 1152 to provide for drug testing for welfare recipients may be voted on in the South Dakota House today. No one is talking about a universal testing program of all welfare recipients, and no one is talking about going on a witch hunt for drug users. We all appreciate the sanctity of a person’s privacy. However, when you accept the financial assistance of another person, it is not at all unreasonable that we be assured that the assistance is necessary, and that the taxpayer’s hard-earned dollars aren’t being wasted on crack, meth or any other illegal drug–drugs that could have been the cause of poverty to begin with.